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Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm EDT
in professional sports often comes down to the smallest margins. british athletes are using military technology to stay ahead of the game. the british sports pursuit of marginal gains may have reached new heights. the olympic tae kwon do medalist is in a flight simulator. this facility is normally reserved for pilots of fighter jets, but the technology may prove useful in sports. >> making split-second decisions is what the sport is about. if we can use this technology to help us with our sports, i can see i have made amazing games -- gains. >> this form of technology could give him a winning edge. with a partnership -- they are developing a new training edge for fight and flight situation. costs tens ofse millions of pounds, and they are one of the best fighter jets in the world. but how is the state of technology like this helping the elite sporting performers? >> wind tunnels have been used by paralympic and scum a as this racing wheel promises to increase acceleration for wheelchair athletes. >> in some areas we are leading the world and you can see that with our international competitors,
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
are using military technology to stay ahead of the game. the british sports pursuit of marginal gains may have reached new heights. the olympic tae kwon do medalist is in a flight simulator. this facility is normally reserved for pilots of fighter jets, but the technology may prove useful in sports. >> making split-second decisions is what the sport is about. if we can use this technology to help us with our sports, i can see i have made amazing games -- gains. >> this form of technology could give him a winning edge. with a partnership -- they are developing a new training edge for fight and flight situation. costs tens ofse millions of pounds, and they are one of the best fighter jets in the world. but how is the state of technology like this helping the elite sporting performers? >> wind tunnels have been used by paralympic and scum a as this racing wheel promises to increase acceleration for wheelchair athletes. >> in some areas we are leading the world and you can see that with our international competitors, about what they say. we have a step -- we have to be a step ahead going into
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
's speech. the question this morning, does new technology create better jobs? we will show you the opinion piece that is prompting our question. here are a couple of ways to participate in the discussion, as usual. by phone -- make sure you mute your television or radio when you call in. you can reach us on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail, the e-mail address is -- or send us an e-mail, the address is the front page this morning of t,"e washington pos the headline -- part of the reporting this morning area did president obama will be speaking on the actual anniversary day at the lincoln memorial. that is coming up on wednesday. here's the front page of the new york times and their front page photo from the march yesterday -- e froml play you mor that. comeshnology and jobs, it in an opinion peas from "the new york times," written by two economics professors. they write -- the unemployment rate is stuck at levels not seen since the early 1990s. the portion of adults working is four percentage points below its peak in 2000. our question to you
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
of soccer. >> reporter: arsenal manager enjoyed his look at goal line technology, but getting it right is a serious business. a goal needs to actually be a goal. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the english premier league had pushed hard for the introduction of goal technology since 2006. and they are the first league in the world to use it. the goal decision system is being made by hawk eye. in football a complicated process has been made very simple. >> very simple, quick, and accurate. many you are in the stadium, you will be able to see it, and so be broadcasters will see if it was or it wasn't. >> reporter: there is seven cameras at each end of the ground, 340 frames her second. so when there is a contentious decision, this vibrates. so it's an instant accurate decision. there has been some recent controversy over the technology in cricket. they held out against the technology until the 2010 world cup. but have now licensed four systems. german company gold cup will be used in next year's gold cup. it won't be used in the champion's league, but there is optimism that more nati
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 3:00am EDT
japanese technology, this is not great timing for the japanese economy and export and technology. >> thank you. >>> now former egyptian president hosni mubarak has spent his first night out of prison being treated at a military hospital in cairo. a decision that's led to threats of more protests. mike hanna reports from cairo. >> reporter: a helicopter arises from the prison after hours of legal procedures has any mubarak is released, but his immediate destination is a short flight down the road. his release at this stage is very much a technical term. he will remain under house arrest in terms of the state of emergency decry issue decree ise former prime minister. a ban of leaving the country has been imposed. >> we've lost everything, now police state will return, justice will return and every negative thing will come back. >> we have a judiciary. >> reporter: mubarak is expected to be back behind bars in the courtroom on sunday when his trial on charge of complicit in the civilian deaths of the 2011 revolution resumes. on the same day leaders of the muslim brotherhood that opposed mubar
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
need to stay on this course of putting through these technology-grounded efficiency rules for a whole range of appliances and the like. in fact, on analogies point i would raise a 2001 report from the national academy of sciences that exams d. o. e. fossil and energy efficiency port portfolio in the first twenty years. and concluded that the 22 programs the analyzed which cost about $13 billion total between '78 and 2001 yield the economic benefits of about $40 billion. so a return on investment. i think but an interesting part of the story is the study attributed -- to three efficiency programs that cost $11 million. even relatively small efficiency programs can yield results both in economic benefit and reduction of carbon emission. regoing to be strongly focused on advancing this energy efficiency agenda in multiple do main and certainly our responsibility with rulemaking i will assure you we will maintain strong pressure in this direction. another key provision of the president's climate plan districts epa to issue rules for cutting carbon emissions for new and existing power plan
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
learned the nsa does not have the technological capabilities to adequately protect against american communications and a miss to communications from being collected. once this data is collected, it goes to a massive database and analysts can search these databases and touch american communications that goes against a court order. they basically said, what you're doing is unconstitutional. you have to put in new parameters to limit the search to protect americans. we don't know if it worked. we had it last week by the washington post that said thousands of abuses are still existing at the nsa. >> a shocking revelation as well. that core is supposed to provide adequate oversight and critics have called it it a rubberstamp court. does this back up either one of those claims? >> you mentioned the former judge that a sickly said, this is the third revelation where the nsa has misrepresented what it is doing with their authority here. judge bates notes that we can't know for certain how many people have been touched by this. that is the 56,000 number we have been talking about. this goes
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
million communications. corrective action breaks down. new technology including filters to exclude data belonging to u.s. citizens, data that can be filtered subject to new restrictions, and nsa can only hold data for two years, no longer five. seer yor intelligence officials answer criticism that nsa oversight and by its own internal checks is inadequate. bret? >> thank you. >>> something else new tonight, a jaw dropping number of how much of your communications can be intercepted. here is correspondent doug mcelway. >> reporter: the administration was forced yet again to defend nsa surveillance after today's "the wall street journal" report that found the agency monitors 75% of all internet traffic in the u.s. >> the report in "the wall street journal" was clear about the fact what we're talking about is a narrowly focused program aimed specifically at foreign intelligence. >> reporter: but the journal found in some cases nsa quote, retains written content of e-mails sent between citizens within the u.s., a finding that fuels fear that they're not being forthright. >> the constitution
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
that, but i cannot see that they would have the logistical or technological experience, knowledge, and capability to make such a big, coordinated attack. they seem to lack those capabilities. >> thanks so very much. >> meanwhile, european union foreign policy chief has asked for an immediate and thorough investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria. ashton said their deployment by either side was totally unacceptable. >> she was speaking as eu foreign ministers had gathered for an emergency meeting on the power struggle in egypt. here's more in brussels. >> the eu originally called the extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in egypt, but the news from serious jumped to the top of the agenda. ministers described the allegations as grave and alarming. >> france condemns in the strongest terms the massacre in damascus and demands an immediate investigation. >> there is no excuse for the syrian regime not to provide access to the area and for the united nations team in damascus now to assess the use of chemical weapons, so we are pursuing this with our partner
FOX Business
Aug 24, 2013 8:00pm EDT
technology. but they're getting around that with the boats. tucson has wonderful technologies, but all it does is presses them to other points. and now the new point of entry now is texas. the rio grande valley, the immigration flow has 55%. without a national strategy and plan to dix state where we put those resources we're going to continue to throw money at the problem without a real solution. >> and your proposal, this administration, to be clear, has rolled back 287g, the co-op prative legislation that authorized regulation, that authorizes cooperation between the immigration authorities, the border patrol, and local law enforcement. this administration wants no part of it. your law, your bill, would encourage that cooperation. what has been the reaction? >> local law enforcement are force multiplier. the ones down the border have a valuable role to play. the border sheriffs endorse my bill, they support it, because it gives -- this bill gives them a voice as stakeholders as to what the national strategy is going to be and what the implementation plan is going to be along with the
Aug 27, 2013 9:00am EDT
, it is not a downer. >> although on the technologies we saw yesterday reported by the journal 660% of the ipos here have been tech-related which is not a reflection of a great deal of excitement. >> well, i bridle at that, because i think that biotech should be considered tech, and b biotech is the hottest year i can remember. a lot of the biotech companies came public and found people suspicious saying that people will buy anything. >> we are not there yet. >> no? >> really? the ipos that we have looked at, it does not appear that the quality of them has diminished anywhere near the level that we saw where you could put zseven sentences on paper and then open up public. >> and the perkulation of the stocks, and if you want to see some group dole we well, and tht of bristol-myers -- >> we mentioned that the nasdaq was positive on the month and it just went negative, so we did jinx that. over to bob pisani on the floor. >> oil is up at a six-month high, and chevron and exxon up, but 28 other stocks to the dow are to the downside. rough seas over in the emerging markets, and indian and philippine and
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am EDT
. she says the halt was serious and she reinforce our collective commitment to addressing technological vulnerabilities of exchanges. former s.e.c. chief harvey pitt weighed in on cnbc's "kudlow report." >> this should not have happened. and the inability to tell people which securities would trade and which were opening ahead of others, that's pure chaos and it is wholly unacceptable. >> nasdaq chairman and ceo will be on u.s. "squawk box" today on a first on cnbc interview. that's at 7:30 a.m. eastern. head to our website to find out what is next for nasdaq. a number of analysts say the stock exchange's credibility is likely to bare the brunt of the fallout with the implications limited for broader trading and u.s. stocks, all on >>> the nasdaq flash freeze is the latest in a stripg ng of trading snafus in recent years. the flash crash in 2010, that botched that ipo, the fake ap tweet and the erroneous trades earlier this week from goldman sachs all raised questions about whether market participants are comfortable with the risk computer glitches can cause to markets. do you
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
's prime minister wants. he's visiting gulf states to sell them japanese nuclear technology. he want the reactors at home back working and to build more. his supporters say it is an economic and strategic necessity. translator:>> both china and south korea are building many new plants and trying to export technology. it is inferior to the japanese technology. we need to export it. reporter:>> japan can market itself as learning from its mistakes. but others say the discovery at fukashima dai-ichi of new radiation leaks will turn many japanese against nuclear power again. >> these power plants are sort of leaking like supervisors if you like. that, i think, is, in fact shocking people again into rethinking their rethought positions. public opinion is very, very fragile. reporter:>> but the japanese economy is fragile too, fossil fuels imported to replace nuclear power are costing japan 40 billion a year. japanese will have to decide which is more expensive, fixing their damaged nuclear industry or living without it. al jazeera, tokyo. >> coming up shortly, we'll have all the latest ac
Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
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Aug 22, 2013 9:00pm PDT
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Aug 25, 2013 3:00am EDT
. >> the government is playing down the accident so that it can continue to export the technologies. >> reporter: shrine here seen as the protector of this community. the government these days is not. >>> and now a fourth person has been arrested in the latest case of gang rape in india, the police already have three people in custody. five men allegedly attacked a photo journalist in mumbai three days ago. the 22-year-old is now recovering in hospital. the attack has led to more public outrage over sexual violence against women. >>> and now when the former soviet union invaded afghanistan in 1979, there were refugees pouring into pakistan and three decades leader the pakistani government encourages those refugees to return home but that journey can be dangerous and as part of our afghan's challenges series we've followed one family who has been entering afghanistan through a border following travers through dangerous areas and now they've entered afghanistan. >> reporter: these are the first few moments of his family's new life. they have just crossed the border in afghanistan after living as r
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
we have a text in epidemic. how can we use the recent sensors and mapping and technologies that are available in robotics to have the car drive itself? that is moonshot thinking. maybe you can't get their right away. you have a mercury mission and then jim and i and apollo. it's about a year. this is the prototype, isabel for the glass designer. by the way for the prototype, the first prototype they built they did it not in a month but a year-and-a-half they put it together. why couldn't school be like that, but set apart and do the design thinking then we start projects and businesses? we think 10x better, not 10%. when we are working with something two-thirds what can i do to move forward in what is the critique? a third, yes. this is a place we just wanted people to celebrate moonshot thinking. also looking more historical yet who already made it but let's celebrate the people taking decrease the risk. hear the proposals and help them to try to move the world for word and moonshot radical proposals. last i guess i would end on - it's so important to help kids find their
Aug 22, 2013 5:30am PDT
value. electronics, automobiles, high technology products. mexicand by productivity, asian companies are settling in mexico. a taiwanese company chose this city to build its largest factory. >> ecuador and bolivia would also be cheaper, but in terms of taxes, would i find those conditions as good there as here? that is the first question. the second is, how far am i from my target market? treaties signed trade with countries all over the world, encouraging entrepreneurs despite the security and corruption problems that hamper the country's potential. >> he was one of america's best- known crime writers, and one month after suffering a stroke, elmore leonard died at his home in detroit tuesday. amongst his 45 gritty novels were bestsellers that inspired films such as "shorty" and "jackie brown." william hildebrand takes a look back at his life. had a ritual.ard first, write by hand, then on a typewriter. of america's most foremost crime writers and said he would never quit his passion of telling stories. >> there is no reason to. this is the most enjoyable thing i do. i have been doin
Aug 25, 2013 2:30pm PDT
of news technology. >> formula one and sebastian -- prix to belgian grand remind fans why he remains the overwhelming favorite. previously in hungary last month. but things did not turn out that way. >> the look of a winner. it is looking like the red bull pilot will secure his fourth win. he outmaneuver the competition in the first curve and overtook lewis hamilton with ease. as the race wore on, he expanded his lead. his team commanded him to slow down and not take unnecessary chances. crossed the finish line 17 seconds ahead of alonzo. the ferrari driver put on a fine performance. alonzo also overtook hamilton, who said they could not defend his pole position start. the mercedes driver took third place. hamilton did over take -- one in the driver standings. so sebastian celebrated a picture-perfect race. his 31st grand prix victory. >> to soccer. there is plenty of action to bring you from the buddhist -- bundeslig. second-half goals secured victory for the visitors. a newcomer is still without a point in the campaign. the same goes for student art -- stuttgart. on saturday, reign
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
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Aug 25, 2013 9:00am EDT
with bombs, but chemical weapons can only be destroyed with very, very sensitive technology that incinerates them or chemically neutralizes them. you can't drop a bomb on a bunker and expect it to neutralize the capabilities. bomb the bunker and throw them all over the desert and perhaps throw these containers of some agent that could be picked up by somebody and used in a terrorist attack. highly unlikely we will go after the sites themselves that contain the weapons, but we'll probably attack things that allow them to employee these kinds of weapons. things like airfields, like command and control facilities, military headquarters. perhaps airplanes, airfields, those things that would allow the syrian military to employee gas against its citizens. >>> from what you've heard, does this seem like a symbolic attack, or could it actually do some good? >> i think we need to temper our expectations. this is a very limited attack, what's being discussed is a very limited military attack. i think that the best we could hope for is to deter mr. assad from using the chemical weapons again. but it's
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
is solved. humans really think we can fix everything with technology. >> reporter: they warn that the panda's natural habitat, bamboo filled alpine forests in china continue to be destroyed to build the roads and factories that feed the world's desire for cheap goods manufactured here. >> the hard battle now is changing human behavior, and if we can't change human behavior, all of this was a waste of time. >> reporter: you think if we humans continue consuming in the way that we do, that's the end of the panda? the habitat just goes? >> yes. >> reporter: isn't that alarming? >> that's fine. prove me wrong. bring it on. i so want people to prove me wrong. we're going up the steps here. >> reporter: on this day she stressed to these american high school students that their habits can impact a panda's habitat. maggie was on the tour of the center. >> the pandas for china is like the bald eagle for the united states. to lose a big part of your country and your heritage and what you stand for, i think it's really important to preserve that and to make sure that they stay around. >> reporter: it'
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and technology and infrastructure, our borders are now better staffed and better protected than at any time in our nations history. it illegal crossings have dropped to 40-year lows. we also set commonsense immigration priorities with a focus on criminals, national security and public safety threats, repeat offenders, and egregious emigration file leaders. last year, we remote more serious criminals from the united states than at any time in our history. we strengthened our work to combat transnational criminal organizations including those that commit cyber crime and financial fraud, violate international property and prey upon human life. as part of our effort, we established the dhs loop campaign to unify the departments work to fight the worldwide scourge of human trafficking. while important, we still need to make sure that future changes we needed to make further changes to create a more flexible, fair, and focused emigration system. we instructed our immigration agents and officers to use their discretion under current law to not pursue low priority immigration cases. like children b
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
of technology and the george washington university. to my far right, again, only in geography, andrew young. he was a close aide to dr. martin luther king. he helped organize the march on washington. he was a former congressman, mayor of atlanta, and ambassador to the united nations. he is currently a professor at the andrew young school of policy studies at your estate university. to my left, gwen ifill, reporter and managing editor of pbs's washington week. she has covered seven presidential campaigns, moderated two vice presidential debates. before that, she worked for nbc, the new york times, and the washington post. in this business, she is regarded as one of the best. to my right, julian bond, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement while a student at morehouse college. he helped found the student nonviolent coordinating committee. in 1998, he was elected chairman of the naacp, the national association for the advancement of colored people. he was also elected to the georgia house and senate. he has been a radio and television commentator and is currently a professor at both ameri
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
that process is underway and has been underway and will continue moving forward. you said russia technologies that chemical weapons were used. a spokesman for cameron said -- and putin said they did not have evidence that chemical weapons use had been taking place. you to the past indications that the use of chemical weapons on august 21 was acknowledged broadly by nations around the world, including russia and iran. i do not see that statement. but it comes to this particular matter and that conflict in as muche have not seen cooperation from russia as we and many nations would like, but on the statement i do not have response because i have not seen it. >> at the moment [indiscernible] i do not have a schedule for you. obviously, the g-20 is being used in sync peter sure, russia host nation. as you know, we decided against a bilateral summit in moscow with president putin. >> would it be bilateral? >> i do not have a schedule of what our meetings look like. we are going to st. petersburg for the g-20. >> thank you. do you know if in his include thes americans who are believed to be held by
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
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Aug 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
, very cool technology from the bus in upstate new york. hey, ed. >> reporter: good to see you. you always wonder when either political party use as bus like this as a prop whether they will really spend a lot of time on the bus or a tactic. in this case, the president was in buffalo talking to college students and now over two hours to syracuse spending a lot of time on the bus hoping to use this to not only talk about college affordability and reignite his political base, neyoung people who re-elected him twice and get going on a second term agenda pretty stalled right now. he also needs young people to sign up for those health care insurance exchanges. they have to sign up by october 1st. you were just talking about health care. interesting new poll from gallop saying young people the president is speaking out to are actually the least familiar with the new health law of all the age groups, only 10% of 18-24 year-olds saying they're very familiar. 55 and over, that age group says 18% of them say they're very familiar as well. the president was talking college affordability. he di
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Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
't be everywhere at one time. one of the things we have found that works pretty well is to leverage technology to reach out to literally 100,000 people on a given evening. but this is a supplement and not a replacement for face-to-face meetings. i represented the people of my state for a longtime. they know me. i think i know them pretty wellment but it always pays to go -- to listen and to learn and to make sure that you are on the right track. so we are using every means possible to do that. >> we know you are busy so thank you for making time to visit with us. great to see you, senator. >> great to be with you. >> most members are going back home during august and they are holding town halls or tele town halls to get feedback from constituents. we want to hear from you. did your senator have a meeting of any kind? if so did you attend? if not did you complain? tweet your answers to at shannon bream and you will get your answers read on air later this hour. >>> firefighters in yosemite national park have their hands full again today with the wildfire that has grown to the size of the entire
Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
back. it's like crack. >> and social robotist heather knight, who brings a human touch to technology. >> i have this idea where maybe we come to place where we replace not people by robots but tutsiers computers by rob ots. how about make making computers more human. their stories this saturday on "the next list," 2:30 eastern. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to discover the heart-pounding exhilaration beyond the engineering. ♪ come to the golden opportunity sales event to experience the precision handling of the lexus performance vehicles, including the gs and all-new is. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection. ♪ the math of retirement is different today.ek. money has to last longer. i don't want to pour over pie charts all day. i want to travel, and i want the income to do it. ishares incomes etfs. low cost and diversified. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
of a frustration at the end of the day did people lose money? no. this is a different type of technology glitch and not one that should cause major shelfer concern. >> reporter: again what i was saying had this happened on a day where there was really big news like the monthly employment report or fed meeting this would have been a different story. this would have been a migraine. >> we turn to sports, developing news in the case of a former nfl player. >> reporter: tight end aaron hernandez is one step closer to possibly facing life in prison. hernandez indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a former friend. defense attorneys for hernandez said evidence against him is circumstantial. and the international olympic committee say russians have guaranteed them that athletes and partners will be protected from anti-gay feeling. mission. >> there's more to ame >> the syrian regime seems to be confident. they've heard those words before. russia, china block any resolution or any statements demanding an official investigation on exactly what happened in the suburbs of damascus. so at
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to the missile technology being discovered at that time, but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> reporter: syrian state tv has had these t.v.'s and said the government has found these chemicals under rebel control. syria's biggest ally russia said syria must cooperate and allow u.n. to visit the sites of last week's apparent. attack. but there is little move from moscow. >> the coalition of the willing once again to intervene in military fashion even in a limited way. there is no indication that russia might even be slightly cooperative this time. >> reporter: barack obama security visors have been meeting at the white house. united nations disarmament chief has arrived in syria and is trying to negotiate access to visit the site. >> christopher stokes is the director general of doctors without borders. he gives us more details on that incident. >> reporter: yes, doctors without borders are working with a whole series of clinics inside of syria, and in this case we're talking about three clinics in particular in and around damascus. with which we've b
Aug 25, 2013 1:45pm EDT
that, a conversation on the latest air-traffic technology with the
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm PDT
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Aug 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
-- [ applause ] we invested in new technologies. we started reversing our addiction to foreign oil. we changed a tax code that was tilted too far in favor of the wealthy at the expense of working families. add it all up, today our businesses have created 7.3 million new jobs over the last 41 months. we now generate more renewable energy than ever before, we sell more goods made in america the rest of the world than ever, health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years, our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. here in buffalo, the governor and the mayor were describing over $1 billion in investment, river front being changed, construction booming. signs of progress. so thanks to the grit and the resilience of the american people, we've cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis. we've started to lay the foundation for a stronger, more durable economic growth. but, as any middle class family will tell you, folks here in buffalo will tell you, we're not where we need to be yet. because even before the crisis hit and a town like buffalo knows something about t
Aug 23, 2013 1:00am PDT
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
's efforts on immigration. >> because of these investments in man power and technology and infrastructure, our borders are now better staffed and better protected than any time in our nation's history. and illegal crossings have dropped to near 40-year lows. >> she's leaving to become the first female president of the university of california system. president obama has not yet named a successor. those are the things we just thought you should know. >>> all right. time for the "news nation" gut check. south carolina's capital city columbia is raising some eyebrows over its plan to kick homeless people out of the city's downtown area. it's part of the city's homeless emergency response plan and bans homeless people from a 36-block area in the business district. under the policy, they will be offered three options. one, go to jail. two, leave town. or three, go to a shelter on the outskirts of the city. now, columbia city council approved the plan last week with supporters arguing the approximately 1500 members of the city's homeless population are preventing the city from becoming an econo
Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
need to get our arms around it. >> it's a big part of the disconnect between human life and technology. martha: we're going to talking talking -- to be talking about this a lot more. gregg: new debate about bradley manning's bombshell announcement that he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman and who, if anyone, should pay for his hormone treatments while he serves his 35-year prison sentence. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. martha: holy "batman," the wait is over, folks. ben affleck, who has made quite a comeback in recent years, is taking the role of the dark
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know, rewarding schools that maxize the use of technology in education as well as easing the burden of student loans for recent graduates by capping loan payments at 10% of their income. is there anything in the plan that you see that you like? >> there's definitely some positive reforms that he talks about there which includes, you know, moving towards online education or, hey, maybe these credit hours shouldn't be everything, and as the white house put it, it's not the amount of time you spend in the classroom that matters, but how much you learn that can work towards your degree. these are great ideas. but this isn't the federal government's business. why is washington trying to hand down these rules? we know the problem. we know what will happen is that it will get politicized. that's why we don't want washington telling these schools and rating these schools. heather: come on, they never politicize anything in washington. [laughter] all right, tim, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. jon: "happening now," where ethics meets medical research. the cells
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